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This is a discussion on oil pressure went haywire . within the General Help forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; i have 151,00 miles . i pulled down off the highway today and my oil pressure dropped to 5 pounds ...

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    oil pressure went haywire .

    i have 151,00 miles . i pulled down off the highway today and my oil pressure dropped to 5 pounds and when restarted 0 . giving it gas it goes up to 65 and more . i have owned the car from new . is my motor junk ? it has some noise in the lower end but not a hard knock . how do i test the pressure with a mechanical gauge ?

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    Getting to the OPSU is not easy -- it is behind the intake manifold on the driver side. Unless you have an oil cooler installed above your filter, that is the only place you can tap in a mechanical test gauge that I know of.

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    Like Jeff stated it's not the easiest thing to check. I'd just pull the OPSU, it is the most likely culprit.

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    I will add that I wouldn't run the car until you diagnose the problem. Having no oil pressure is a for sure way to destroy the motor quickly.

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    ^^

    I was coming back to tell him to pull an oil sample to see for any bearing/metal particles.

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    OP -- did you pull the dipstick and check the level?

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    oil level is good and no metal but really bad internal noise . its shot ! this sucks . where do i get a new engine ?

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